A contingent from our sister community in French-speaking Ontario was present during the Community Awards ceremony to mark the passing of Official Languages champion Mauril Bélanger.
Mauril left us much stronger. Confronted by an unrelenting affliction, he responded with unwavering dignity and quiet courage. Mauril lived and then left this life with character, fortitude, determination and inner strength. His example, his inspiration, his grace, his courage shall ‘all of us command’.
For the occasion, his wife Catherine Bélanger said a few words expressing her gratitude for the tribute to her late husband.
Read QCGN’s tribute: Mauril Bélanger 1955-2016.
You can also view the news report by Jacques Bourbeau from Global Ottawa that was presented during the ceremony.